2016 Speaking Schedule


Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Discipline 101: The Power of the Positive: During this workshop, you will learn how to use positive discipline to teach your children inner control, nurture their strengths, motivate them to cooperate, and build their self-esteem. Fee $45.  For Parents of Infants & Toddlers: Birth through Preschool and for Parents of Elementary School Aged Kids.

Parents Place San Mateo

Past Events

Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Helping Your Child with Anxiety: During this workshop, we will address strategies to help your child cope and manage his or her feelings and identify and discuss common anxiety triggers, such as school situations, social dynamics, sleep, and separation issues. Fee: $45, Parents Place Palo Alto - Koret Family Resource Center 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 - View Map

Wednesday May 18th, "Discipline 101 – Power of the Positive (3 – 8 years)", Parents Place San Mateo, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2015 Speaking Schedule

September 30th, Parenting Mindfully - A Workshop to Help You Parent in a More Mindful Way (all ages). Parents Place San Mateo, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMLINK TO REGISTER

October 14th, "Discipline 101 – Power of the Positive (3 – 8 years)", Parents Place San Mateo, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMLINK TO REGISTER

March 4th, Belmont Redwood Shores, "Managing BIG Emotions", for all parents in the district. 

March 11th, 7pm-9pm, "Discipline 101 – Power of the Positive (3 – 8 years)", Wed., 3/11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Parents Place San Mateo

February 28th, Private residence talk for parents of kids 0-8, focusing on separation/divorce and parenting peacefully through these times

February 24th, 6.30pm, "Managing BIG Emotions", Fiesta Gardens, San Mateo PTA

As a Certified Parent Educator in a technique called Positive Discipline I help parents to see their children as holistic and empowered individuals.  This method helps parents set limits with love and empathy, and without punishment.  I would love to come speak to your PTA, preschool or staff meting or home, and talk about positive discipline.

Additionally, I have specialized training in mindfulness and I can offer trainings on the topic of self-care, mindfulness practices and overall well-being.  I enjoy working with people of all ages. Coming from the world of education (I taught kids two to fourteen in diverse New York City settings) I have a deep understanding of human development.  I also worked as an acting teacher and through that work, I gained many skills in observing moment-to-moment process. I believe an awareness of the present moment moves you toward a better life performance. When you meet with me you will you will find an open, non-judgmental listener. 

My goal in each interaction is that you will feel seen and heard.  I am available to come your business or organization and offer talks on the above mentioned topics, relationship building among colleagues or I can tailor a talk to suite your individual needs.  I hope you will reach out and we can collaborate soon.

Previous engagements


December 2014, Meadow Heights PTA, "Find Peace as a Parent"

Spring 2014, Belmont Redwood Shores School District, "What is Positive Discipline and How Do I Use It?"

2012-2014, Five speaking engagements with The Crisis Center of San Mateo, Star-Vista mental health agency, "How to help parents in crisis".

Winter 2012, San Mateo Mother's club, "What is Positive Discipline and How Do I Use It?"